The East of England Ambulance Service, which has been criticised in the past over response times, is introducing 15 extra ambulances from today.
The service says it's also recruiting 75 new paramedics and 124 care assistants to cope with demand.
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A chilly but bright start to the day. Cloud and showers will develop later this morning with some sharp downpours expected in the afternoon.
Rain and blustery winds will spread across the region this evening but it will turn clearer later in the night. Further showers tomorrow.